Tiger WoodsAccording to ESPN court records, her ex-girlfriend is asking a judge not to remove her from a confidentiality agreement she claims she was forced to sign by the 15-time major champion when their relationship began in August 2017.
Mondays civil lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit of Martin County, Florida. It is the latest in a lengthy dispute between Erica Herman (star golfer) and Erica Herman.
Herman believes that the NDA was invalid and unenforceable, and that Woods is wrongly using it against him. Hermans attorney cited the federal law known as the Speak Out Act that prohibits the enforcement and enforcement of nondisclosure agreements for sexual assault and harassment. Benjamin Hodas, Herman’s attorney, indicated that the case was about allegations of sexual abuse. However, Woods may not be directly involved in those allegations.
Herman made no specific allegations against Woods.
ESPN did not immediately respond on Wednesday to Hodas request for comment. Woods agent Mark Steinberg also didnt respond immediately to a request.
Mondays complaint is Hermans second legal file in the last five-months.
According to ABC News documents, Herman sued the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Trust in October. This trust technically owns Woods Florida home. She claims that she was tricked into taking a short vacation. When she arrived at the airport, Woods agents told her that she had been locked out her residence and she would not be allowed back.
She claims that she was granted an oral tenancy agreement in order to live in the house for a specified duration of time and that damages based upon the monthly rental value would exceed $30 million.
Woods legal team filed a motion in November to dismiss the complaint. She claimed Hermans claims weren’t valid because she wasn’t a “tenant” of the residence under Residential Landlord Tenant Act.
Woods, 47, will not be attending the Players at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. Woods, 47, returned to the Genesis at Riviera Country club in Los Angeles after a seven-month layoff. Herman, 38, was not present at the tournament.
Hermans lawyer claimed that Woods tried to use the NDA in order to force Herman into keeping private details about their relationship. If the judge declares the NDA enforceable, Herman’s attorney asked the judge how it restricts her disclosures, including her own experiences, experiences with her family members, photographs and recordings of herself and her relatives, and information from other sources and information in response to statements that the defendant has made or published about Herman or others to prove their falsity or misleading nature.